| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The Metro Corporate Tennis League (MCTL), a joint initiative of Metrotennis CTA and USTA/Eastern Metro Region, recently finished its Winter 2011 season. The league continues to grow and more than 50 corporate teams participated in the 2011 season across three levels: Advanced, Advanced Intermediate and Intermediate.
The Metro Corporate Tennis League, presented by Advantage Tennis Clubs, follows the World TeamTennis (WTT) format. Each match consists of six "no-ad" sets: one women’s singles, one men’s singles, one women’s doubles, one men’s doubles, and two mixed-doubles. Coaching and player substitutions are permitted during the match, and allow for more players to get involved and create a fun atmosphere! At the end of each match, players have a social hour with wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres, giving them opportunity to mingle and network.

The season was very competitive and a lot of fun. The title of Corporate League Champions, the winner of the Advanced level, was presented to the New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL), captained by Pam Glick and York Chu. They defeated Credit Agricole CIB, captained by Eric Tomasini and Jerome Michel, in a very close and competitive match.

The Advanced Intermediate level was won by first time participants, Investment Technology Group Inc., captained by Beier Ko and Melchor Villaruel. They defeated ING Capital LLC, captained by Mario Fernandez and Frouke Hoekstra. The champion of the Intermediate level was HBO Inc. 1, captained by Naman Kamath and Joe Bahr. They defeated the Bloomberg team, captained by Huy Nguyen.

Congratulations to all of the winners! Trophies were given out at the end of the season party and the Summer League is now in full swing. For more information about the MCTL, visit www.metrotennis.com.